On March 8, 2018, I embarked on a week-long journey with the Project Vietnam Foundation (PVNF) to help provide medical care for the impoverished people of Central Vietnam. This journey not only deepened my understanding for my cultural heritage, but it also strengthened my admiration of the resilience of the Vietnamese people.
Miracle is the best word to summarize 2018 for Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team. We set out with a mission to bring a new smile to renew hope to impoverished children with cleft lip and palate deformities. These children struggle daily to feed, speak, and be a part of society. Project Vietnam Foundation’s surgery team, our donors, and volunteers are willing to move mountains to help these children. With each of our efforts adding like drops of water to form a tidal wave of love and cut through even the most stone hard obstacles.
We will be working at the province of Quang Tri, central Vietnam with great needs where we have built sustainability for the last 2 years.
- We have ongoing great local collaboration and partners at the General hospital, and medical college
- Training for the local health staff at the Medical College in the Departments of Community health/Nursing/Pharmacy.
November 2018 | Mission Itinerary
- Arrival in Vietnam (Hochiminh city) on Sunday 4th and connection to Hue on same day, arriving in Dong Ha by dinner time at Saigon Dong Ha hotel, dinner and overnight
- –Monday 5th: meeting with local partners at Medical college
- –November 6th: Travel to Huong Hoa District (highlands) and work at Huong Linh preschool overnight in Huong Hoa.
- –November 7th: Primary care at chosen commune in Huong Hoa district, return to Dong Ha back to Saigon Dong Ha hotel.
- –November 8-9th: Primary care at chosen sites in Hai Lang district.
- –November 10-11th: Sightseeing in Quang Tri with local friends.
- –November 12-15: Evaluations of Public health of local sites in conjunction with Community health department
- –November 16: Report and meeting with Quang Tri Health department for discussion
- –November 17: departure to Hue for day visit and flight to HCM city or for next destination.
We welcome your contribution, please call Dr. Quynh Kieu at (714)724-0850 for questions.
On Sunday August 26, 2018 join us at Mexican Heritage Plaza in San Jose for our annual Smiles for Hope Gala. Help us give the gift of smile to every unfortunate child with cleft lip and palate deformity in Vietnam. Through safe, compassionate surgical care, Project Vietn Foundation strive to help to these children improve their ability to eat without aspirating, speak more clearly, and have the confidence to face life without the social stigma of a facial deformity.